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4th Annual BFRI Research Symposium November 2019

First-year Students
1st
Place

1st Year 1st Place
Aiswaria Biju, Dean Enriquez, Liya Manoj

What’s in my Water?: An Investigation on the pH and Inorganic Chemical Contaminants of Water from Different Sources

2nd
Place

1st year 2nd Place
Hannah Obregon, Juan Amieva, Omar Benavides, Leonardo Maroquin

Will the Early Bird Get the Worm?: A Study of the Most Convenient Time and Transportation Method in Crossing the Bridge from Mexico to the United States

3rd
Place

1st Year 3rd Place
Annu Karithara, Delilah Moreno, and Daphne Uribe

Avocontrol: Study of Slowing the Rate of Oxidation in Avocados

 

Second-year Students
1st Place

2nd Year 1st Place
Priscilla Uresti, Jordan Escobar, Karla Zavala, Alejandra Avila

Effects of Psychological Stress In Relation To Physical Activity Habits

2nd Place

2nd Year 2nd Place
Desma Palacios, Orfelinda  Sepulveda, Christian Godinez, Esperanza Mendoza

The role timing has on transcranial direct current stimulation benefits in young healthy subjects

3rd Place

2nd Year 3rd Place
Ivana Medina, Jaqueline Quintanilla, Josie Reyna, Kennedy Olson, Yubizdely Tanguma

The Effects of Psychological Stress on the Lifestyle Year College Students

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2nd Annual Biomedical Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) Research Symposium - December 5, 2017

71 BMED students participated in the 2nd Annual Biomedical Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) Research Symposium on December 5th, 2017 where Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences faculty and staff judge their posters and provide them feedback on how they can improve their projects and presentation skills. The first year BFRI students took a “Research Methods” course this semester and presented their own research project which they designed, executed and analyzed by applying the fundamentals of research they learned in the course. The second year students took a “Research Experience” course this semester where they were part of Dr. Saraswathy Nair and Dr. Hongxing Lu or Dr. Michael Lehker and Dr. Seratna Guadarama’s research stream. They worked on a research project connected to the faculty mentors’ research field and provided an update of their project at the symposium which they will continue to work on next semester. 

BFRI group picture 1st and 2nd year BFRI students
Dr. Lehker and Dr. Guadarama’s 2nd Year BFRI Stream Dr. Lehker and Dr. Guadarama's Research Stream
Dr. Nair and Dr. Lu’s Research Stream Dr. Nair and Dr. Lu’s 2nd Year BFRI Stream

 

BFRI 1st Year Winners

1st year 1st place winners

1st year 1st place winners

1st Place – Priscilla Acevedo, Jacob Maciel, Victoria Mayans and Miranda Sosa

Title: Evaluation of How Beneficial a Women’s Only Area would be to a University’s Recreational Center

1st year 2nd place winners

1st year 2nd place winners

2nd Place – Luis Almanza, Varesh Gorabi, Ashley Rivera, and Rozena Shirvani-Arani and Humberto Vargas

Title: The Rate of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration of Plants on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus

1st year 3rd place winners

1st year 3rd place winners

3rd Place – Rosaura Almanza Rodriguez, Monique De La O, Bryan Delgado, Anais Mendiola and Julissa Rodriguez

Title: An Investigation on How Indicators Can Affect the Amount of Recycling

BFRI 2nd Year Winners

2nd year 1st place winners

2nd year 1st place winners

1st Place – Robert de la Garza, Sarai Doria and Erik Escobedo

Title: Effects of Psychological Stress on Body Weight and Lifestyle in Hispanics Students in a Low Income Area (Dr. Nair and Dr. Lu’s Research Stream)

2nd year 2nd place winners

2nd year 2nd place winners

2nd Place – Enrique Pena, Paul Shane and Luis Villegas

Title: Effects of Psychological Stress on Dietary  Behavior in Hispanic Student (Dr. Nair and Dr. Lu’s Research Stream Research Stream)

2nd year 3rd place winners

@nd year 3rd place winners

3rd Place – Andrea Bustos, Kyli Chen, May-Hui Ding and Saul Lopez

Title: DNA Isolation of Trichomonas Vaginalis (Dr. Lehker and Dr. Guadarama’s Research Stream)

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Engaged Scholar Symposium 2017 – April 18, 2017

BFRI students presenting their BFRI projects at the Engaged Scholar Symposium

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Visit our Student Engagement page to see the full list of presenters.

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1st Annual Biomedical Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) Research Symposium - December 7, 2016

BFRI Symposium

  1st Place: Iris Gamez, Sachin George, Emily Limas, 
  Arely Martinez, Paul Shane 

  Which antacid is best for you?


BFRI Symposium


  2nd Place: Roberto De La Garza, Erik Escobedo, 
  Julian Garza, Raul Ordonez

  The study of Hydro-absorption of different paper towels


BFRI Symposium

  3rd Place: May Hui Ding, Annie He, Kelsey Medina, 
  Li-Yuen Poy, Anitta Saju

  Electrifying or Not?: The Investigation of Electrolytes and
  Sugar Levels in Sports Drinks






Congratulations to the winners and all the BMED students who participated in the 1st Annual Biomedical Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) Research Symposium.

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